The Year at Maple Hill Farm

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This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.

In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.

Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at ...

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Overview


This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on a farm.

In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. By March, you can tell spring is coming: the barn is filled with baby animals. Month by month, the animals at Maple Hill Farm sense the changing seasons and respond to the changes.

Through gently humorous text and charming illustrations, Alice and Martin Provensen capture one year at their beloved Maple Hill Farm in a way sure to delight city slickers and country folk alike.

Describes the seasonal changes on a farm and surrounding countryside throughout the year.

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This is a book about farm animals, and what happens during one year on Maple Hill Farm in New York. In January, the cows stay in the barnyard, and the chickens don't lay many eggs. Month by month, the animals and the people who care for them respond to the changing seasons. Not only do the authors talk about the "typical" farm animals¾cows, horses, chickens, goats and cats¾but they include the grasshoppers and blue flies as well. It is the best way to experience and learn about the work, play, challenges and rewards of living in farm country without an actual visit. 2001, Aladdin Paperbacks, $6.99, $5.00 and $4.75. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewer: Julie Eick Granchelli
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689306426
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1981
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 549,989
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 12.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Alice Provensen collaborated with her late husband, Martin, on numerous highly acclaimed picture books, including the Caldecott Medal-winning The Glorious Flight and Nancy Willard's Newbery Medal-winning A Visit to William Blake's Inn, which was also a Caldecott Honor Book. The Provensens have been on the New York Times list of the Ten Best Illustrated Books eight times. Alice lives in California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2003

    Seasons Come Alive for 3-7 year olds

    This is a treasured book (see also Our Animal Friends at Maple Hill Farm) in our family. It takes a LOOOOONG time to read because it encourages discussion and laughter about months, seasons, animal behavior. My 6 year old got it at age 4 and we LOVE it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    Highly recommended. It is a classic

    This fine book beautifully captures the rhythm of the seasons in a way that is enjoyable and absolutely realistic. It is a treasure for children and adults and is an excellent companion to THE ANIMALS AT MAPLE HILL FARM. Young and old will enjoy this book and discuss it and want to read it again

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  • Posted July 16, 2011

    Our Family's Most Beloved Book

    The reviews do nothing to truly capture how wonderfully written this book is, how it stirs the imagination and stays with you forever. After reading and completely loving this book hundreds of times to my own children, I searched for this book for my granddaughter, hoping to find it dirt cheap, but to no avail. No wonder. Such a high-quality book is just not going to be sold for pennies. Get this book. It is well-worth the price and you won't be disappointed. Create incredible memories for the children in your life...AND YOURSELF!

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    Posted August 22, 2010

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